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35 - Melvin Frazier

Tulane 

  • Birthday: 8/30/96
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Avondale, LA
  • High School: LW Higgins
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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Gerald Green

Strengths: Rare physical specimen with tremendous length ... High level athlete ... Hit 12’1.5 on his max vert, the highest of anyone at the 2018 NBA draft combine ... Late bloomer at the wing position who showed solid improvement as a perimeter threat and became an impact player for a Tulane Green Wave team that finished 14-17 and 10th in the American Conference ... Shot a decent percentage from 3 as a junior at 38.5% on 1.2 makes per game (35-91 overall) ... Spot up shooting is an improved aspect of his game ... Strong transition player and excels slashing to the basket where he’s able to outclass opponents athletically ... Great length and explosive leaping ability ... One of the top run/jump athletes available in this year’s draft ... Has good defensive potential if he improves upon fundamentals. Staying low, disciplined, not reaching or gambling for steals ... Shined at NBA draft combine, with solid showing in the scrimmages and especially in the measurement and athleticism testing portion of event ... Did a solid job of improving upon his passing, 2.9 assists per game, up from 1.5 as a sophomore ... Shows some ability to operate on the block and post up opponents, which will be useful in exploiting mismatches at the next level ... An ally oop threat running the baseline ... Viewed as a bit of a project but one with upside left to develop due to his considerable athleticism, despite his age ...

Weaknesses: Despite turning 22 in August, lacks a great feel for the game ... Turnover prone. Passing decisions leave a lot to be desired ... Not a strong ISO player ... Lacks ball handling ability, which limits his ability to fully utilize his explosiveness ... Often gets stripped when attacking the basket. High dribble ... Lacks great form on his shot ... May struggle to extend 3 point shot to NBA range due to mechanical flaws in his shot ... Has a tendency to force bad passes on drives when the defense collapses on him ... While his 3 point shot was effective, his volume was low. His career 65% FT shooting leads some skepticism about his ability to be effective behind the arc in the NBA ... Shot 38.5% (35-91) as a junior, but 26% (28-106) as a sophomore and 31% (81/260) for his career at Tulane ... Considering his physical gifts, his level of competition and minutes (34.4 mpg), one would expect better rebounding numbers from him (5.6 per game) ... Lack of ISO and ball handling ability affects his free throw opportunities (2.8 makes per game). Actually shot more FTs and 3 pointers as a sophomore ... Level of competition in the American Athletic Conference leaves a lot to be desired, adding skepticism of how Frazier can perform on a regular basis against opponents with similar athleticism ... His team’s lack of success (5-13 in conference) also makes it more of a challenge to accurately evaluate him ... Must learn to play at a much higher intensity level in order to achieve similar success at the next level ...

Notes: Measured: 6' 4.5'' barefoot, 6' 6'' in shoes 198.2 lbs, 7' 1.75'' wingspan, 8' 9'' standing reach, 7.90% body fat, 9.50 inch hand length at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine ... Native of Avondale, Louisiana ... Developed steadily in his three years playing under former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy Sr ...

Aran Smith 6/16/18

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